Our furniture store is a family-owned, locally-operated business serving Mid-Missouri for over six decades. George Baumgartner founded the business in 1949 and since then, we have remained committed to serving our clients with a personal approach in mind. For four generations, Baumgartner's has offered hometown hospitality to our customers.
The Baumgartner's Furniture story begins in mid-1940s, when Emmett Baumgartner quit his job at the shoe factory in Fulton, Missouri to open a gas station in Kingdom City with his son, George. Although George was only 18 at the time, he possessed a strong entrepreneurial spirit. So before long, the father-son team expanded their business operation to include towing and taxi services, and eventually they opened a restaurant adjacent to the station. During this time, they also started to dabble in furniture sales and even sold the first television sets in the area. However, when an 18-wheeler plowed through the front of the restaurant, they decided to take the business in a new direction. George left to open up a furniture store in Auxvasse. Once the store was up and running, Emmett closed the gas station and joined his son.